Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Catholic Family Gifts: First Communion Music Box and Giveaway

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Catholic Family Gifts and asked if I'd be interested in blogging a product review and giveaway.  I didn't have any previous experience with their online gift shop so I decided to take a look and see what they have to offer.  They have a great selection of gifts that are appropriate for sacramental milestones.  Whether you're looking for a baptism, first communion or confirmation gift for that special child in your life, chances are you'll find just the right gift at Catholic Family Gifts.

This school year our middle daughter, Ellie, is preparing for the sacraments of first reconciliation and first communion, so you can imagine that my thoughts are already turned towards her reception of these sacraments.

I was quite intrigued when I saw that Catholic Family Gifts had a great selection of first communion music boxes.  And since I absolutely adore the beautiful Ave Maria tune, I decided that I would select a First Communion Music Box for this review.   They had so many wonderful designs to choose from for the music box art work, that I had a hard time deciding which one would be just right for Ellie.  Her big sister stepped in and weighed in on the decision so I went with her choice.  Once it arrived I knew that Ellie will love it when she sees it.

The music box has a nicely sized compartment for storing a a special First Communion rosary or a few pieces of jewelry.  Next to the velvet lined compartment is the glass covered music box mechanism.  I've always liked music boxes and I particularly like the ones like this one where you can watch the music play.

The insert on the lid of the music box can be swapped out for a favorite photo if you choose.  Perhaps Ellie will keep the first communion artwork in the framed portion of the music box, or maybe she'll want to have a photo of her first holy communion added to it instead.  I like that you have the option to swap out the insert since it will allow the music box to grow with the child.

I'm sure that this music box will become a treasured keepsake for our daughter.  I like that this item is a bit different from the ordinary gift you might give to a first communicant.  Typically I lean towards giving items such as a rosary or a missal for a first communion, but this music box is a bit different but still every bit as appropriate as my standard gift ideas.  I think most young girls would be delighted to receive this music box as a gift.

Catholic Family Gifts online store is an extension of the family owned Catholic retail store, Vineyard Books, Gifts and Church Supplies.  At CatholicFamilyGifts.com they strive to provide customers with quality products quickly and accurately, while also displaying their rich family values.

Catholic Family Gifts is sponsoring a giveaway where you have a chance to win an item of your choosing (from a select group of items).  Among the great items you can choose from are a lovely St. Anne Rosary, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and one of my favorite books to use with my religious education class, The Catholic Encyclopedia for Children.

The giveaway starts today and will end on September 26th.

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Catholic Family Gifts sent me this music box in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Very pretty! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

    1. Jessica, make sure you enter through the rafflecopter app to be entered. Good luck! :)


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